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DeVilbiss Air Power Co Recalls Air Compressors
Overheating motor poses a fire hazard08/31/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
DeVilbiss Air Power Co. of Jackson, TN, is recalling about 460,00 air compressors. The air compressor motor can overheat, posing a fire hazard. DeVilbiss h...
The air compressor motor can overheat, posing a fire hazard. DeVilbiss has received 10 reports of motors overheating, but there are no reports of injuries.
The recalled compressors were sold under the Craftsman, EX-CELL, Porter-Cable and Pro-Air II brand names. Recalled models have air slots at the end of the motor that form a horizontal and vertical grid. The model number on each unit is located on the unit name plate on the tank. The recalled model numbers, tank size, color and manufactured date are shown below:
|Brand||Model Number||Tank||Tank Color||Manufactured On or After|
|Mfg Date or Yr-Week-xx|
|Craftsman||919-165531||30 gal. vertical||Red||37827||or||2003-30-xx|
|Craftsman||919-165541||30 gal. vertical||Red||37827||or||2003-30-xx|
|Craftsman||919-165550||30 gal. vertical||Red||37827||or||2003-30-xx|
|Craftsman||919-165560||33 gal. horizontal||Red||37827||or||2003-30-xx|
|Craftsman||919-167280||26 gal. vertical||Red||37827||or||2003-30-xx|
|Craftsman||919-167281||26 gal. vertical||Red||37827||or||2003-30-xx|
|Craftsman||919-167311||30 gal. vertical||Red||37827||or||2003-30-xx|
|Craftsman||919-167312||30 gal. vertical||Red||37827||or||2003-30-xx|
|Craftsman||919-167320||33 gal. vertical||Red||37827||or||2003-30-xx|
|Craftsman||919-167321||33 gal. vertical||Red||37827||or||2003-30-xx|
|Craftsman||919-167341||33 gal. horizontal||Red||37827||or||2003-30-xx|
|Craftsman||919-167342||33 gal. horizontal||Red||37827||or||2003-30-xx|
|Craftsman||919-168700||33 gal. vertical||Red||37827||or||2003-30-xx|
|Craftsman||919-168710||33 gal. horizontal||Red||37827||or||2003-30-xx|
|Craftsman||919-237540||30 gal. vertical||Red||37827||or||2003-30-xx|
|EX-CELL||EXFBC6025-1||25 gal. horizontal||Black||39489||or||2008-07-xx|
|Porter-Cable||C3101-2||4.3 gal. side stack||Red||39489||or||2008-07-xx|
|Porter-Cable||C3151-2||4.5 gal. horizontal||Red||39489||or||2008-07-xx|
|Porter-Cable||C6110-1||25 gal. vertical||Red||39489||or||2008-07-xx|
|Porter-Cable||C6110-2||25 gal. vertical||Red||39489||or||2008-07-xx|
|Pro-Air II||PAFBC6025VP-1||25 gal. vertical||Black||39489||or||2008-07-xx|
Consumers who bought a compressor manufactured before the dates shown, but had a motor replaced after July 25, 2003, should also check the end cap, which is visible from underneath the motor cover.
EX-CELL, Porter-Cable and Pro-Air II-brand compressors were sold by industrial and construction distributors from July 2003 through December 2008 for between $259 and $299. Craftsman-brand compressors were sold at Sears stores nationwide from July 2003 through December 2008 for between $279 and $329.
Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled compressors and call DeVilbiss Air Power Co. or Sears for a free repair kit.
For additional information, consumers with EX-CELL, Porter-Cable and Pro-Air II compressors should contact DeVilbiss toll-free at (866) 885-1877 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Website .
Consumers with Craftsman-brand compressors should call Sears toll-free at (888) 710-9282 between 7 a.m and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Saturday, or visit the firm's Website.
EphBurn 25 Recalled
Dietary supplement contains an unapproved drug08/31/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Brand New Energy ("BNE"), dietary supplement re-sale distributor, is recalling all lot codes of EphBurn 25 after notification by the Food and Drug Administ...
Brand New Energy ("BNE"), dietary supplement re-sale distributor, is recalling all lot codes of EphBurn 25 after notification by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that one lot of EphBurn 25 was and found to contain ephedrine alkaloids, making it an unapproved drug.
Ephedrine is commonly used as a stimulant, appetite suppressant, concentration aid, and decongestant, and it has been used to help aid in weight loss. The ephedrine alkaloids work mainly by increasing the activity of noradrenaline on adrenergic receptors.
A number of adverse effects associated with ephedrine alkaloid-containing dietary supplements have been reported to the FDA. These include elevated blood pressure, rapid heartbeat, nerve damage, muscle injury, and psychosis and memory loss. More serious effects have also been reported, including heart attack, stroke, seizure and death. There have been no reports of adverse events associated with this recalled product.
This recall affects all lot codes and use by dates of EphBurn 25. The product is a 90-count bottle with red capsules and prominently displays the product name "ephBURN 25" in white letters on the front of a red label. There is no UPC code. EphBurn 25 was previously discontinued on or about May of 2012.
BNE is a reseller of nationally-known diet and energy supplements such as Zantrex 3, Trim Spa, Hydroxy Cut and others. The product subject to recall, EphBurn 25, was distributed to various retail stores nationwide, and the product was sold via the Internet from the period of time of approximately April 2010 through August 2012. No other products distributed by BNE are subject to recall.
Consumers who may have purchased EphBurn 25 should immediately discontinue using the product and contact their health care professional if they have experienced any adverse effects. Consumers can contact the distributor of the product at email@example.com or call 1-888-234-2595 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST) to receive further instructions for returning the product or with any questions.
Meijer Stores Recalls Bicycles
Loose pedals pose falling hazard08/31/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Meijer Inc. of Grand Rapids, MI, is recalling about 68,000 various models of Huffy, Iron Horse, Mongoose, Northwoods, Pacific, Razor and Schwinn bicycles....
Pedals on the bicycles can loosen or detach during use, posing a fall hazard to the rider. There are 29 reports of pedals detaching or coming loose during use, including 16 reports of minor injuries.
This recall involves two-wheeled youth and adult Huffy, Iron Horse, Mongoose, Northwoods, Pacific, Razor, and Schwinn bicycles measuring 20" or more. They were assembled on-site at Meijer stores by Serv-U-Success of Grandville, MI. The bikes were sold between March 2012 and August 2012 and have a Serv-U-Success assembly sticker attached.
This recall does not include bicycles with Serv-U-Success assembly stickers written in green marker. The Serv-U-Success assembly sticker is located on the bottom of the bicycle frame between the pedals or on the back of the frame facing the rear tire. A full list of affected models can be found on Meijer's Website.
The bicycles were sold exclusively at Meijer stores in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky from March 2012 through August 2012 for between $60 to $300. Bicycles sold at Michigan Meijer stores in Cadillac, Gaylord, Petosky and Traverse City are not included in this recall.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and return them to any Meijer store for a full refund or a replacement bicycle of the same type and value. Consumers will also receive a $10 store coupon.
For additional information, contact Meijer at (800) 927-8699 anytime.
BatteriesPlus Expands Recall of Battery Packs Used with Cordless Tools
Unexpected explosion poses risk of consumer injury08/31/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
BatteriesPlus of Hartland, WI, is recalling about bout 65,300 Rayovac NI-CD and Rayovac NI-MH Cordless Tool Battery Packs. About 111,800 were recalled in D...
The replacement battery pack can explode unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury to consumers. BatteriesPlus has received three additional reports since the previous recall of exploding batteries, including one report of an injury to a consumer's finger.
This recall involves all RAYOVAC-branded replacement battery packs used with cordless power tools and have part numbers beginning with "CTL." "RAYOVAC," "NI-CD" or "RAYOVAC," "NI-MH" and a part number beginning with "CTL" are printed in white lettering on the product. The battery packs were sold in voltages ranging between 2.4 and 18 volts in various sizes and shapes. They were sold as replacement batteries to the following brand tools: Black and Decker, Bosch, DeWalt, Makita, Lincoln, Milwaukee, Panasonic, Ryobi and Skil.
The packs, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at BatteriesPlus retail stores nationwide and online at www.batteriesplus.com between June 2008 and July 2012 for between $60 and $70.
Consumers should immediately stop using and remove the battery packs from cordless tools and contact BatteriesPlus for instructions on how to return the product for a store credit.
For more information, contact BatteriesPlus toll-free at (877) 856-3232 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Website.
Mr. Coffee Single Cup Brewers Recalled
Steam buildup poses burn hazard08/31/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Sunbeam Products Inc. d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions (JCS) of Boca Raton, FL, is recalling about 600,000 Mr. Coffee Single Cup Brewing Systems in the U.S ...
A build-up of steam in the water reservoir can force the brewing chamber open and expel hot coffee grounds and water, posing a burn hazard. JCS has received 164 reports of the brewing chamber opening due to steam pressure, including approximately 59 reports in the U.S. and two in Canada of burn injuries to consumers' face, upper torso and hands.
The recalled coffeemaker comes in black with silver, red or white trim. It stands about 11 inches tall and has a Brew Now /Off button and a removable drip tray. The water tank is located on top of the unit towards the back. The model number is printed on the bottom of the brewer. Recalled model numbers are:
The coffeemakers, manufactured in China, were sold by mass merchandisers nationwide, including Bed Bath & Beyond, Brandsmart, JC Penney, Kmart, Lowe's, Target and Walmart, and online at www.mrcoffee.com from September 2010 through August 2012 for between $60 and $80.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled coffee brewer and contact JCS to receive instructions on how to obtain a free replacement unit.
For additional information, contact JCS at (800) 993-8609 anytime, or visit the firm's Website.
Daniella Brand Mangoes Recalled
The Mexican-produced fruit may be contaminated with Salmonella08/30/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Splendid Products is recalling certain lots of Daniella brand mangoes because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. ...
The recalled mangoes, a product of Mexico, were sold as individual fruit and can be identified by the Daniella brand sticker and one of the following PLU numbers: 3114, 4051, 4311, 4584 or 4959. They were sold at various retail stores throughout the U.S. between July 12 and August 29, 2012.
Mangoes have been linked to a number of recent cases of salmonellosis in Canada, and may be linked to cases in California and perhaps other states. Although an investigation is still underway, Splendid Products is recalling Daniella mangoes in the U.S. in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the California Department of Public Health.
Those who have bought the recalled mangoes are advised not to eat them and to discard them. If there is no identifying sticker on the mango, consider discarding or returning the product to the place of purchase.
Consumers who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall or have additional questions, should call 866-918-8758 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM through 6:00 PM Eastern time and Saturday September 1 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern time).
Baby Bathers Recalled for Repairs
Infants are at risk for fall and head injury hazard08/30/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Summer Infant of Woonsocket, RI, is recalling more than 2 million Mother’s Touch/Deluxe Baby Bathers in the U.S. And Canada. When the bather is lifted and...
When the bather is lifted and/or carried with an infant in it, its folding wire frame can suddenly disengage from the side hinge, dropping the baby out of the bather, posing a fall hazard and a risk of serious head injury to infants.
The CPSC and Summer Infant have received seven reports of incidents in the U.S., including five reports of infants suffering head injuries from falls from the bathers. Four children between two weeks and two months old received skull fractures, including one that required intensive care for bleeding on the brain. The fifth child received a bump to the head requiring emergency room treatment.
This recall involves Summer Infant baby bathers with a small, nearly square blue or pink plastic base measuring about 13 ½ inches long by 12 ½ inches wide and with the following model numbers listed below. Model numbers are located either on the side of the baby bather near the warning label or on the front near the wash instructions. Some units have multiple model numbers. Model numbers with an additional letter at the end of the model number are also included in this recall.
|Recalled Summer Infant Baby Bathers|
|08020, 08050, 08054, 08070, 08401, 08409, 08404, 08405, 08650, 08655, 08659, 08754, 08940, 08944|
|18004, 18040, 18049, 18050, 18120, 18125, 18129, 18254, 18360, 18375, 18379, 18390, 18394, 18440, 18445, 18449, 18470, 18475, 18479|
|38510, 38515, 38750, 38755|
The bathers have adjustable side hinges with five rivets each and a white wire frame with a mesh fabric sling seat and two or three positions for the seats. Some also have a head support cushion. The fabric seat comes in various colors including white, blue, green, yellow and orange with fish, turtles, butterflies, frogs, flowers and duck patterns. Bathers manufactured since July 2007 include the warning “Never lift or carry the bather with infant in it.”
The products, manufactured in China, were sold at mass merchandise stores nationwide and on the Web from September 2004 through November 2011 for between $15 and $30.
Consumers should immediately stop using the bathers and contact Summer Infant for a free repair kit that includes a locking strap and instructions. Even with the new locking strap installed, the baby bather product should never be used to lift and carry an infant.
For additional information, contact Summer Infant at (800) 426-8627 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Website. Do not return to stores as the retailers will not have the repair kit.
Shower Light Trim Recalled
Falling trim and glass can pose a laceration hazard08/30/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Cooper Lighting of Peachtree City, GA, is recalling about 50,400 shower light trims. The light's trim and glass lens can fall from the ceiling fixture, pos...
The light's trim and glass lens can fall from the ceiling fixture, posing an impact and laceration hazard to consumers.
Cooper Lighting has received 407 reports of trim pieces falling and breaking, including laceration injuries to a consumer's head and foot when struck by the light's trim and lens as they fell from the ceiling fixture.
This recall involves All-Pro shower light trim models ERT701, RE-ERT 701, ERT702 and ERT703 with a glass lens and date codes 347 11 through 119 12. The model number and date code are marked on underside of the portion of the trim facing the ceiling. The trim is used with light fixtures listed below.
|Shower light trim model numbers:||Date codes:||Used with light fixture model numbers:|
|347 11 through 119 12|
the 347th day of 2011 (or Dec. 13, 2011)
the 119th day of the 2012 (or April 28, 2012)
|ET700, ET700R, ET2700, EI700U, EI700UAT|
Can also fit in H7T, H7RT, H7UIC, H7UIC, H27T,
H27TCP, H27RT, H7TCP, H270ICAT, H271ICAT,
H274E, H276E, H280E, H280EL, H280EEM,
H283, H283EL, H280EICAT, H280ELICAT, H285E,
H285EL, H285EEM, H285EEML, H287E, H287EL,
H285EICAT, H285ELICAT, H7ICT, H7ICAT, H27ICAT
The lights, manufactured in China, were sold at Home Depot and other home improvement stores nationwide and by professional installers from January 2012 through July 2012 for about $13 for the trim and glass lens.
Consumers should contact Cooper Lighting immediately to receive free replacement trim for the shower light.
For additional information, contact Cooper Lighting at (800) 954-7228 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's recall page.
Eecycleworks Recalls Bicycle Brakes
A problem with the bridge of the brakes poses a falling hazard08/29/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Eecycleworks LLC of La Cañada, CA, is recalling about 400 bicycle brakes. The bridge of the brakes can crack, posing a fall hazard to riders...
The firm has received two reports of brakes cracking, one of which resulted in scrapes and bruises.
This recall involves "eebrake" model aftermarket brakes sold between September, 2008 and March, 2011 for use on adult road racing bicycles. The recalled models have both a white "ee" logo on the front of the brakes and a five-digit serial number beginning with either "80xxx" or "09xxx" engraved on either the front or the back of the strut portion of the brake.
The brakes manufactured in the United States, were sold at specialty bicycle retailers nationwide and eecycleworks.com from September 2008 through March 2011 for between $570 and $590.
Consumers should immediately stop riding bicycles with the recalled brakes and contact eecycleworks or the retailer where they purchased the brakes for a free replacement bridge.
For additional information, consumers should contact Eecycleworks toll-free at (855) 838-6924 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Website.
Sherwin-Williams Recalls Variety of Paint Products
The paints in question pose a fire hazard08/29/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Sherwin-Williams Company of Cleveland, OH, is recalling three paint products -- all of them because of possible fire hazards....
This recall involves:
- 17,830 cans of 11-ounce cans of Tree House Studio Clear Acrylic Matte Coating, sold in a white aerosol can with Tree House Studio logo and the name "CLEAR ACRYLIC MATTE COATING" printed on the front. Batch date HL2081LT is printed on the bottom of the can, along with UPC code 724504103004. The aerosol canister can leak, posing a fire hazard to consumers if the can is stored near a source of ignition. The paint was sold exclusively at: Hobby Lobby stores nationwide between July 2011 and June 2012 for about $7.
- 2,700 cans of Dupli-Color Perfect Match automotive paint in green metallic. The liquid paint was sold in an 8-ounce spray paint can. Batch code "HL2031LN" is printed on the bottom of the can, along with UPC code 026916715036. The aerosol paint canister can leak, posing a fire hazard to consumers if the paint can is stored near a source of ignition. The paint was sold at Advance Auto, Autozone, Discount Auto Parts, General Automotive Supply, NAPA, Pep Boys and other retail stores between July 2011 and June 2012 for about $7.
- About 98,400 12-ounce cans of Krylon Triple Thick Glaze and 11-ounce Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Crystal Clear satin acrylic finish. Batch code HL1311FV, HL2081KL or HL2081MN is printed on the bottom of the can, along with UPC code 075577005000 or 724504035305. The Krylon logo is printed on the front of the white spray can with a translucent top. The aerosol canister can leak, posing a fire hazard to consumers if the can is stored near a source of ignition. Sherwin-Williams has received 31 reports of leaking canisters, including reports of property damage from leaking paint. No injuries have been reported. The paint was sold at Ace Hardware, Ben Franklin, Do It Best Corp., Kmart, Lowes, Pat Catan's, Walmart and other retail stores nationwide between July 2011 and June 2012 for about $7.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Sherwin-Williams for a refund. Contact Sherwin-Williams toll-free at (888) 304-3769 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Website.
Cucina Fresca Gourmet Foods Recalls Smoked Tomato Sauce
Undeclared milk in the product could be hazardous to consumers with allergies08/28/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Cucina Fresca Gourmet Foods is recalling shelf-stable 24-ounce Cucina Fresca Smoked Tomato Sauce in glass jars from select Pacific Northwest Whole Foods an...
Cucina Fresca Gourmet Foods is recalling shelf-stable 24-ounce Cucina Fresca Smoked Tomato Sauce in glass jars from select Pacific Northwest Whole Foods and Quality Food Center locations in Oregon and Washington states (lot# 11002A and 11002B).
The jars actually contain Cucina Fresca Tomato Vodka Sauce, which contains milk as an ingredient. Milk is not listed on the Cucina Fresca Smoked Tomato label and may pose a serious, life- threatening risk to buyers who may have an allergy or sensitivity to milk.
The error has not been linked to any illnesses at this time, and no other Cucina Fresca packaged good products or refrigerated sauces are affected. The company will offer all consumers who purchase the mislabeled sauce replacement product. The product was distributed to retail locations the end of June 2012.
With the recall, Cucina Fresca will be pulling all mislabeled products off shelves at Whole Foods and Quality Food Center stores, and replacing them with correctly labeled product.
Consumers who have purchased Cucina Fresca Smoked Tomato (lot 11002A or 11002B noted at the bottom of the jar) UPC code 8-84337-00522-4 are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions or concerns may contact the company at 206-903-0825 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. PST Monday through Friday.
GM Recalling Chevy Sonics
Windshield washer fluid may not be getting from the reservoir to the windshield08/27/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
General Motors (GM) is recalling 44,668 model year 2012 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles manufactured from May 5, 2011, through February 24, 2012. ...
These vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 104, "Windshield Wiping and Washing Systems." The windshield wiper washer hose on these vehicles may separate from the washer fluid reservoir.
If this occurs, washer fluid will not be available to the windshield. A lack of washer fluid could impede the driver's view, increasing the risk of a crash.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will secure the windshield washer hose to prevent separation, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about, September 7, 2012. Owners may contact the Chevrolet owner center at 1-866-694-6546.
Naturally Fresh Roasted & Glazed Pecan Pieces Salad Toppings Recalled
Some packages may contain undeclared almonds, posing a health hazard08/27/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Bay Valley Foods is recalling packages of Naturally Fresh Roasted & Glazed Pecan Pieces Salad Toppings because some of the packages may contain almonds tha...
Bay Valley Foods is recalling packages of Naturally Fresh Roasted & Glazed Pecan Pieces Salad Toppings because some of the packages may contain almonds that are not listed in the ingredient statement.
Consumers who have allergies to almonds run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume the mislabeled product. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this alert, and there is no risk to consumers who are not allergic to almonds.
The recalled packages of Naturally Fresh Roasted & Glazed Pecan Pieces Salad Toppings were distributed between June 26, 2012, and August 22, 2012, in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. The recall was initiated after the company received notice from a customer that almonds were found in some packages of the product.
The recalled product, Naturally Fresh Roasted & Glazed Pecan Pieces Salad Toppings, comes in a 3.5 ounce pouch-type package and is marked with “Best By” dates of 07 APR 13 and 08 APR 13. The UPC code is (0)7653905520(0).
Consumers are advised to destroy or return any unused portions to the place of purchase for refund. Consumers with questions may contact Bay Valley Foods Consumer Response Department at 1-800-983-0823, Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CST Time.
Whey Protein Products Recalled
Undeclared milk ingredient could prove dangerous for those with allergies08/27/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
True Nutrition is recalling Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate and Hydrolyzed Whey Protein, because their labels fail to declare milk as the so...
People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk and milk derivatives run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate and Hydrolyzed Whey Protein was distributed through the Website www.truenutrition.com.
These products can be identified by the following names and lot numbers:
- Whey Protein Concentrate (1lb) - Batch/lot: 0120712, Exp. Date: 05/2015
- Whey Protein Isolate Cold-Filtration (1lb) - Batch/lot: 0030812, Exp. Date: 07/2015
- Whey Protein Isolate MicroFiltrated (1lb) - Batch/lot: 0040812, Exp. Date: 07/2015
- Whey Protein Isolate Cross-Flow Microfiltration (1lb) - Batch/lot: 0730712, Exp. Date: 07/2015
- Hydrolyzed Whey Protein High Grade (1lb) - Batch/lot: 0680512, Exp. Date: 05/2015
True Nutrition shipped the above whey protein products beginning May 2, 2012, without stating, “whey is derived from milk,” on their labels through a company printing mistake. This product recall notice has been initiated because these products contain milk ingredients but do not state on the labels that the ingredients are derived from milk.
If you are allergic or have extreme sensitivity to milk, you should discontinue use. In addition, if you may have further distributed this product, please identify these individuals and notify them at once of this product recall.
If you have any questions, call Carl Manes at 760-433-5376, Monday through Friday 8am to 4pm (Pacific Standard Time).
Red Vines Black Licorice Twists Recalled
Lead levels in the candy could present a health hazard08/27/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
American Licorice Company of Union City, CA is recalling 16 oz. Red Vines Black Licorice Twists due to elevated levels of lead. ...
Only the one pound bag (16 oz.) of Red Vines Black Licorice Twists containing "Best Before Date" of 020413 are affected by this recall. This candy should not be eaten.
American Licorice learned from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), that some Red Vines Black Licorice Twists contain levels of lead that could cause health problems to consumers, particularly infants, small children, and pregnant women. The company immediately segregated its entire inventory of 1this product.
Red Vines Black Licorice Twists is a black licorice candy made from molasses, wheat flour, corn syrup, caramel coloring, licorice extract, salt, and anise flavor. The 16 oz. bag is red and white in color with a window in the package to display the black licorice twists.
Recent analysis of Red Vines Black Licorice Twists by CDPH found that the candy contained lead levels as high as .33 parts per million (ppm). This concentration of lead could provide up to 13.2 micrograms of lead per serving and children under 6 years of age should not consume more than 6.0 micrograms of lead per day from all dietary sources. Therefore, the CDPH's position is that the sale of this lot of the 16 oz. Red Vines® Black Licorice Twists is in violation of California statutes.
In addition to its cooperation with the CDPH, American Licorice is voluntarily recalling all 16 oz. Red Vines Black Licorice Twists from all of its customers with affected product. Consumers in possession of Red Vines Black Licorice Twists with the "Best Before Date" of 020413 should not eat the candy and should return it to their place of purchase for a full refund. The "Best Before Date" is located in black ink on the rear of the package.
Pregnant women and parents of children who may have eaten any candy should consult with their physician or health care provider to determine whether further medical testing is required. For more information about lead poisoning, parents and caretakers should contact their local childhood lead poisoning prevention program or local public health department.
American Licorice will be sending recall notices to all of its affected customers. For further information, contact American Licorice Consumer Support at 886-442-2783.
Protica Inc. Recalls Milk Shakes, Other Products
Possible contamination with Clostridium botulinum poses possible health risk08/27/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Protica Inc. of Whitehall, PA is recalling four products including Body Choice "Protein Shots," Nutritional Resources "Protein Wave," ProBalance "Protein t...
Protica Inc. of Whitehall, PA is recalling four products including Body Choice "Protein Shots," Nutritional Resources "Protein Wave," ProBalance "Protein to Go French Vanilla Latte" and "Protein to Go Milk Chocolate Shake.”
The products have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.
Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention. No illnesses have been confirmed to date.
The problem with the lots below were discovered when investigating the processing parameters for all manufactured products. The products withdrawn were distributed nationally through retail and direct mail and are limited to specific lots of the branded products. The affected lots include:
Protein to Go French Vanilla Latte (2.5oz bottle)
Nutritional Resources Protein Wave gelatin (6oz cup)
Body Choice Protein Shots (3oz vial)
Consumers who have purchased any of the above products can return them to the place of purchase or to Protica for a full refund. Consumers with any questions should contact Protica at 1-800-PROTICA (1-800-776-8422).
Mansfield Plumbing Products Recalls Bathtubs, Whirlpools and Air Massage Bathtubs
Problems with grab bars on the products could pose a fall hazard08/24/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Mansfield Plumbing Products LLC, of Perrysville, OH, is recalling about 100 Acrylic Bathtubs, Whirlpools and Air Massage Bathtubs. The grab bars used on ...
The grab bars used on the products can loosen and break, posing a fall hazard to consumers. The firm has received 11 reports of grab bars breaking including one report of a consumer who fell and suffered a bruised tailbone.
This recall involves acrylic bathtubs, whirlpools and air massage baths sold in various colors and under ten product names: Avalon, Barrett, Baywood, Brentwood, Camden, Castille, Covington, Hampton, Montclair and Reo.
The acrylic grab bars are affixed to the interior of the tubs about shoulder height from a seated position. The grab bars were sold in various styles and colors including white, brushed nickel, oil rubbed bronze, a polished brass finish and chrome.
The products, manufactured in the U.S., were sold exclusively by Mansfield Plumbing Products nationwide from May 2011 through July 2011 for between $1,800 and $5,000, depending on the product.
Consumers should immediately contact Mansfield Plumbing to request a free grab bar repair kit.
For more information, contact Mansfield Plumbing Products at (800) 999-1459 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the firm's Website.
CareBears Pacifier Recalled
Separation of the nipple from the base poses a choking hazard08/23/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
IDM Group LLC, of New York is recalling about 119,000 CareBears Pacifiers. The pacifiers fail to meet federal safety standards as the nipples can separate...
The pacifiers fail to meet federal safety standards as the nipples can separate from the base, posing a choking hazard to young children. No incidents or injuries have been reported.
The pacifiers and the clip attachment have CareBear figures and a "TCFC" copyright mark on them. The nipple is made of silicone.
The pacifiers, made in China, were sold at various discount and dollar stores, Walmart Puerto Rico, children's apparel stores and Consolidated Stores nationwide from October 2009 through June 2012 for about $1.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled pacifiers away from infants and contact IDM Group LLC for instructions on returning the product for a full refund.
For additional information, contact IDM collect at (212) 686-5221 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
Spence & Co Recalls Salmon Products
There's a risk of possible contamination by Listeria monocytogenes08/23/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Smoked salmon company Spence & Co Ltd of Brockton, MA, is recalling Wellsley Farms brand 16oz Nova Lot: 6704701 and Spence & Co brand 8oz Smoked Trim Lot: ...
It's possible the products are contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
The recalled product is identified and distributed as follows:
- BJ’S Wholesale Club, Wellsley Farms brand 16oz Nova in Florida, N. Carolina, Georgia,
- Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York & Ohio on June 13.
Spence & Co Ltd brand 8oz Smoked Salmon Trim was distributed to Krogers and King Soopers in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Colorado, Wyoming & Utah between June 22-29.
The recall affects 576 packs of Wellsley Farms 16oz Nova batch 6704701 and 119 packs of Spence & Co Ltd 8oz Smoked Salmon Trim.
No illnesses have been reported. The bacterium was discovered during routine sampling.
Consumers who have purchased either product should get in touch with the place of purchase for a full refund or call 508-427-5577, Monday thru Friday between 9am and 5pm EST.
Energizer Rotating Night Lights Recalled
Overheating poses the risk of burns08/23/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Energizer of St. Louis, MO is recalling about 260,000 Energizer rotating night lights. The nightlights can overheat and smoke, posing a burn hazard to cons...
The company has received nine reports of the night lights overheating, including three reports of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves Energizer LED rotating night lights. The night lights are white, have an LED light inside an adjustable dome on top and measure about 2 inches wide by 2 ½ inches long.
Model number "ENLPLROT" and date codes between 0110 (for January 2010) through 0111 (for January 2011) are included in this recall. The model number is stamped onto the side of the night light. The date code is stamped in a circle on the back of the night light. The arrow points to the month of production (i.e. 12 = December) and the number positioned on either side of the arrow represents the year (i.e. "10" = 2010).
The night lights, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide from February 2010 through July 2012 for about $6.
Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled night lights. Contact Energizer for instructions on returning the night lights for a $7 coupon towards the purchase of an Energizer product.
For additional information, contact Energizer at (800) 383-7323 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Website.
Del Campo Dried Potato Recalled
The product contains undeclared sulfites08/23/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Optima Distributors LTD of Ridgewood, NY, is recalling Del Campo brand Dried Potato due to the presence of undeclared sulfites....
Optima Distributors LTD of Ridgewood, NY, is recalling Del Campo brand Dried Potato due to the presence of undeclared sulfites.
The recalled Del Campo brand Dried Potato is packaged in a 14 oz. plastic bag. There is a date code of “S 2012” and a UPC code of 8-91728-00021-8, both located on the back of the package. The product was distributed in the New York City metro area and is a product of Peru.
Routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the product contained high levels of sulfites, which were not declared on the label.
No illnesses have been reported to date. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites may run the risk of serious reactions if they consume this product.
Consumers who have purchased the Del Campo brand Dried Potato should contact Eduardo Lua, President of Optima Distributors, at 347-296-8497.
Infiniti JX35 Vehicles Recalled
A faulty fuel gauge could cause you to run out of gas08/22/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Nissan is recalling 7,842 model year 2013 Infiniti JX35 vehicles manufactured from February 15, 2012, through June 22, 2012. Due to an assembly issue, th...
Due to an assembly issue, the fuel transfer tube may be misrouted inside the fuel tank. As a result, the fuel level float may be prevented from dropping as the fuel is consumed and the fuel gauge may read a fuel level higher than actually exists.
If the fuel gauge does not accurately show when the tank is becoming empty, the vehicle may run out of gas unexpectedly, stalling, and increasing the risk of a crash.
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and re-route the fuel transfer tube and install a new O-ring, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 4. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
JFC Furikake-Seto Fumi Recalled
The seasoning contains undeclared eggs, soybeans and wheat08/22/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
JFC International Inc. of Los Angeles is recalling JFC Furikake-Seto Fumi 1.7 Oz, because it contains undeclared egg yolk, soybeans and wheat. People who h...
JFC International Inc. of Los Angeles is recalling JFC Furikake-Seto Fumi 1.7 Oz, because it contains undeclared egg yolk, soybeans and wheat. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs, soybeans and wheat, run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The product is distributed nationwide through retail stores and/or on-line Web stores.
The involved product,bearing an UPC/Bar code 0 11152 41464, is packaged in a clear glass jar with a plastic lid. Lot code/Best before date of 04.05.2014 is stamped on top of the lid. The net weight declaration is 1.7 oz (50g).
No illnesses or adverse events relating to this product have been reported to date.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered the product containing eggs, soybeans and wheat was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of those ingredients. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a mislabeling during packaging processes.
Consumers who have purchased JFC Furikake-Seto Fumi 1.7 Oz are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-633-1004, Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM PST.
LG Electronics and Sears Recall Gas Dryers
A faulty gas valve poses a fire hazard08/22/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
LG Electronics and Sears are recalling about 21,000 LG and Kenmore Elite gas dryers. The gas valve in the recalled dryers can fail to shut off properly, c...
The gas valve in the recalled dryers can fail to shut off properly, continuing to heat the dryer and its contents after the drying cycle is complete. High temperatures inside and on the exterior surface of the dryers can scorch the drum, as well as burn or damage the dryer contents, posing a risk of burn, fire and smoke inhalation.
LG and Sears have received 141 consumer complaints about dryers continuing to heat after the drying cycle is complete. There were three reports of minor burns to hands or arms. Burnt or scorched clothing was reported in more than 50 incidents.
The dryers come in the following colors: LG models in white; Kenmore Elite® in red, white and ginger (gold). Model and serial numbers can be found on a label fixed to the front of the dryer above the opened door, which can be viewed only when the dryer door is open.
To confirm if your dryer is part of this recall, identify both model and serial numbers, since not all dryers with the listed models are recalled.
001KW**00001 through 001KW**00090
911KW**00271 through 911KW**00630
001KW**00001 through 001KW**01518
002KW**00001 through 002KW**00450
911KW**00184 through 911KW**00561
912KW**00001 through 912KW**00090
001KW**00001 through 001KW**03150
002KW**00001 through 002KW**01620
911KW**00061 through 911KW**01860
912KW**00001 through 912KW**02520
LG dryers were sold by various appliance stores, including Sears, nationwide from November 2009 through August 2010. Kenmore Elite dryers were sold at Sears stores nationwide from November 2009 through August 2010. The approximate retail cost for the recalled dryers was between $650 and $1500 for these various models.
Consumers should turn off the gas supply and stop using the dryers until repaired. LG brand owners who purchased their dryer at retailers other than Sears should contact LG customer service to arrange for a free gas valve replacement.
Customers who purchased Kenmore or LG brand dryers from Sears should contact Sears' customer service to schedule a free repair to replace the gas valve. Some consumers have already been notified and have received the repair service.
Dryers that have a colored sticker on the back, top, or a colored sticker or a plus sign ("+") on the back, bottom, near the gas valve assembly, have already been repaired. If accessible, consumers can check for these stickers or sign. If not accessible, contact LG or Sears as detailed below.
LG Consumer Contact: For additional information about the recall and to schedule a repair, contact LG toll free at (866) 223-5355 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, and between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. CT on Saturday, or visit the firm's Website at and click on Public Notices.
Sears Consumer Contact: For additional information and to schedule a repair, contact Sears toll-free at (888) 375-9741 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, and between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Saturday, or visit the firm's Website and click on Product Recalls under Customer Service.
Kickboard USA Recalls Children's Scooter
Possible breakage of a plastic platform presents a laceration hazard08/21/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Kickboard USA of Grand Rapids, MI, is recalling about 5,600 scooters. The one-piece plastic platform that covers the front wheel base can break, posing a l...
Kickboard USA of Grand Rapids, MI, is recalling about 5,600 scooters. The one-piece plastic platform that covers the front wheel base can break, posing a laceration hazard to children. No incidents or injuries have been reported.
This recall is for the three-wheeled Mini Micro scooter for children ages 3-5. The scooter was sold in blue, orange, pink and aqua. "Micro" is written in black and blue letters on the metal handlebar and is imprinted on the black hand grips. "Mini Micro" is written on the front plastic covering. The following recalled model numbers and serial numbers are on a sticker on the bottom of the scooter:
|Model Number||Serial Number|
|MM0079||00061617 to 00064364 and|
00064767 to 00065762
|MM0080||00066371 to 00666401 and|
00097291 to 00098286
|MM0109||00093571 to 00093870|
|MM0113||00067871 to 00068370|
The scooters, manufactured in Germany, were sold at independent toy stores, Amazon.com and Kickboardusa.com for about $85 from May 2012 to July 2012.
Consumers should take this product away from children and contact Kickboard USA for a free replacement product.
For additional information, contact Kickboard USA toll-free at (888) 236-5657 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the firm's Website.
Fresh Cut Grilling Trays Recalled Because of Possible Health Risk
Sliced mushrooms may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes08/21/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Pure Hothouse Foods Inc. is recalling a total of 1402 cases and 8,412 individually distributed units of fresh cut grilling trays, as listed below, with the...
Pure Hothouse Foods Inc. is recalling a total of 1402 cases and 8,412 individually distributed units of fresh cut grilling trays, as listed below, with the Sell by dates of August 11th, 2012, through August 26, 2012 ,because they contain whole or sliced mushrooms which may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
No illnesses have been reported in association with this recall.
The recalled products were produced and distributed from Pure Hothouse Foods Inc. in Leamington, Ontario, Canada to retailers in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.
Pure Hothouse Foods Inc. customer service representatives have already contacted all customers affected and are in the process of confirming that the recalled products are not in the stream of commerce. Consumers with questions may contact Pure Hothouse Foods Inc. directly at 1-866-326-8444 M-F 8am-5pm. (Eastern Standard Time)
|Product Description||Use by Date||UPC Code|
|Meijer Brand “Grillers Mushroom with Rosemary”||August 11th – August 26th 2012||7-08820-85464-2|
|Meijer Brand “Grillers Steak Topper”||August 11th – August 26th 2012||7-08820-85468-0|
|Meijer Brand “Grillers Asparagus Blend”||August 11th – August 26th 2012||7-08820-85353-9|
Only the specific products identified in the list above are included in this precautionary voluntary recall. Retailers should check their inventories and store shelves to confirm that none of the product is present or available for purchase by consumers or in warehouse inventories.
Consumers who may have purchased any of the above item(s) are asked to record the Sell by date and/or UPC code number, immediately dispose of the product in its entirety, and contact Pure Hothouse Foods Inc. toll-free at 1-866-326-8444, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Time) to obtain a full refund.
Contamination with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria is possible08/20/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Tanimura & Antle Inc. is voluntarily recalling a single lot of romaine lettuce because it may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. Co...
Southern Home Brand of Cranberry Nut Antioxidant Blend Trail Mix Recalled
An undeclared ingredient could pose problems for those with allergies08/20/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
BI-LO is recalling Southern Home Cranberry Nut Antioxidant Blend Trail Mix sold in the 16 oz. bag with a universal bar code (UPC) of 0788003039 and a best-...
The product, being recalled in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, is due to a potential, undeclared presence of soy lecithin, which is a processed soy product. The processing reduces the content of allergenic proteins; however, those with a severe soy allergy may still have serious reactions to the reduced protein found in the soy lecithin.
The company has received no reports of illness associated with product consumption. The issue was reported to BI-LO by a customer.
"We encourage consumers in possession of the recalled item to immediately discard the product or bring it back to their local BI-LO,” said Allen Reavis, BI-LO’s vice president of grocery. “As part of the company’s Satisfaction Guarantee, customers who have purchased the product may visit their neighborhood store to request a full refund.”
To receive the refund, individuals must present proof of purchase through a receipt or the product packaging label.
Customers with questions about the recalled product may contact BI-LO’s consumer relations department at 1-800-862-9293. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET.
General Motors Recalls Vehicles With Power Lock and Window Problems
Fluid in a circuit board could cause malfunctions08/20/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
General Motors is recalling more than 249,000 model year 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL and 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC E...
General Motors is recalling more than 249,000 model year 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL and 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, SAAB 9-7x, and Isuzu Ascender vehicles.
The recalled vehicles were originally sold or are currently registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.
Fluid may enter the driver's door module, causing corrosion that could result in a short in the circuit board. A short may cause the power door lock and power window switches to function intermittently or become inoperative. The short may also cause overheating, which could melt components of the door module, producing odor, smoke, or a fire.
A short in the circuit board could lead to a fire, increasing the risk of personal injury.
The remedy plan is still being not yet complete. A notification schedule has not been determined yet. Buick, Chevrolet, and GMC owners will be notified by GM. Buick owners may contact the owner center at 1-800-521-7300, Chevrolet owners at 1-866-694-6546, and GMC owners at 1-866-996-9463. Isuzu owners will be notified by Isuzu Motors. Owners may contact Isuzu customer service at 1-800-255-6727. SAAB owners will be notified by SAAB Cars North America and for inquiries, owners may call SAAB customer service at 1-855-880-0808.
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Kits Recalled
Cilantro in the kits may be contaminated with Salmonella08/20/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Real Mex Foods of Vernon, CA, is recalling approximately 77,688 pounds of Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Kits. The salad kits include dressing made with cil...
Real Mex Foods of Vernon, CA, is recalling approximately 77,688 pounds of Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Kits. The salad kits include dressing made with cilantro that is the subject of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall by Fresco Green Farms Inc., due to possible Salmonella contamination.
The products subject to recall are:
- 36-oz. trays of "El Torito Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Kit."
- 18-lb. cases that contain eight (8) 36-oz. trays of "EL TORITO Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Kit."
The products subject to recall bear the establishment number "P-4140" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The cases bear any of the following sell by dates: "08/23/12," "08/30/12," "09/06/12," or "09/14/12." The trays bear the same sell by dates in the following format: "082312," "083012," "090612," or "091412." Each case is also marked with an identifying item number of "24203." The products were produced between July 23, 2012, and August 6, 2012, and distributed to retail establishments in California.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) was alerted to the problem by Real Mex Foods, which was informed by a supplier that the cilantro used in the product is subject to an FDA recall. There are no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the company's President, Michael Siegmund, at (323) 282-2700.
Air Comfort Products Recalls Ceiling Fans
A faulty hanger bracket poses an injury hazard08/17/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Air Comfort Products, a division of Emerson Electric Co., of St. Louis, MO, is recalling about 870 Emerson Corsair Ceiling Fans....
Air Comfort Products, a division of Emerson Electric Co., of St. Louis, MO, is recalling about 870 Emerson Corsair Ceiling Fans.
The ceiling fan's hanger bracket can spread apart due to heat from the motor and/or out-of-balance operation, causing the fan to fall from the ceiling, posing the risk of injury to bystanders.
Emerson says it is aware of three reports of these Corsair fans falling from the ceiling, but that no injuries have been reported.
This recall involves Emerson "Corsair" model ceiling fans with two blades and 44- or 52-inch blade spans. The fans were sold in two finishes, oil-rubbed bronze and antique pewter.
The fans, made in China, were sold at fan and lighting stores nationwide and various Websites, including www.emersonfans.com and www.amazon.com, from January 2009 through June 2012 for between $450 and $530.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ceiling fans and contact Emerson Air Comfort Products to schedule a free repair.
For additional information, contact Emerson Air Comfort Products toll-free at (866) 994-8759 between 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Website.
Babylicious Recalls Cloth Crib Fringe
The product poses a strangulation hazard to young children08/17/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Babylicious Products Inc., of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is recalling about 300 crib fringe strips. The narrow fabric strip connecting individual...
Babylicious Products Inc., of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is recalling about 300 crib fringe strips. The narrow fabric strip connecting individual fabric triangles presents a strangulation hazard to young children. There have been no reports of incidents or injuries.
The product is a narrow fabric strip connecting several individual fabric triangles. It is designed to be attached to the side rail of a crib or along window valences or curtain rods. The product was sold in a variety of colors and patterns and with two fringes in each package. It was sold online and at specialty children's product retailers from January 2006 through May 2012 for about $24.
Consumers should immediately remove the recalled product from cribs, window valence or curtain rods and contact Babylicious to receive a refund. Consumers will be refunded $12 for each recalled fringe returned.
For additional information, contact Babylicious at (855) 684-8399 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
Chrysler Recalls Dodge Durangos With Airbag Problems
An improper module could result in the failure of the airbag to deploy08/16/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Chrysler is recalling 1,449 model year 2013 Dodge Durango vehicles manufactured from April 11, 2012, through July 20, 2012. Some vehicles may have been bu...
Chrysler is recalling 1,449 model year 2013 Dodge Durango vehicles manufactured from April 11, 2012, through July 20, 2012. Some vehicles may have been built with the incorrect airbag occupant restraint control (ORC) module.
In the event of a side impact, rearward of the second row seat, the supplemental side air bag inflatable curtain may not deploy as intended, increasing the risk of occupant injury.
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ORC module, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during September. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.
Wegmans Soup Products Recalled
The soups may contain bits of plastic08/16/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Blount Fine Foods of Fall River, MA, is recalling approximately 4,100 pounds of meat and poultry soup products that may contain fragments of plastic...
Blount Fine Foods of Fall River, MA, is recalling approximately 4,100 pounds of meat and poultry soup products that may contain fragments of plastic.
The following products are subject to recall:
- 16 oz. cups of "Wegmans Food Markets Chicken and Dumpling Soup," with a "use by" date of August 24, 2012 and "Keep Refrigerated" on the label.
- 16 oz. cups of "Wegmans Food Markets Italian Wedding Style Soup with Meatballs," with a "use by" date of September 3, 2012 and "Keep Refrigerated" on the label.
The cases can be identified by establishment number "EST. 19449A" or "P-19449A" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The soup products were packaged on June 5, 2012 and sent to distribution centers in Pennsylvania and New York. From there, the products were sent to retail establishments in Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
In addition to the above products, regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the firm is also recalling the following products, packaged on June 4, 2012, which are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration:
- 16 oz. cups of "Wegmans Food Markets Gazpacho Soup," with a "use by" date of September 2, 2012
- 16 oz. cups of "Wegmans Food Markets Tomato Basil with Orzo Soup," with a "use by" date of September 3, 2012
- 16 oz. cups of "Wegmans Food Markets Caribbean Black Bean Soup," with a "use by" date of September 3, 2012
- 16 oz. cups of "Wegmans Food Markets Lobster Bisque," with a "use by" date of September 3, 2012
The problem was discovered after consumers complained about finding plastic fragments in various Wegmans brand soup products. The problem likely occurred during the production of the soup containers. There are no reports of injury due to consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an injury should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Timothy Burns, Director of Quality Assurance for Blount Fine Foods, at (800) 274-2526.
Johnsonville Recalls Turkey Sausage with Cheddar Cheese
The products may contain pieces of gloves08/16/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Johnsonville Sausage, LLC, of Sheboygan Falls, WI, is recalling approximately 48,000 pounds of "Turkey Sausage with Cheddar Cheese" products because they m...
Johnsonville Sausage, LLC, of Sheboygan Falls, WI, is recalling approximately 48,000 pounds of "Turkey Sausage with Cheddar Cheese" products because they may contain pieces of gloves.
The following product is subject to recall:
- 13.5-oz. vacuum packages of "Johnsonville Turkey Sausage with Cheddar Cheese"
The packages can be identified by establishment number "EST. P-34224" inside the USDA mark of inspection and the best by date "08/20/2012 2." The "Turkey Sausage with Cheddar Cheese" was produced on May 22, 2012, and was distributed to retail establishments nationwide.
The company alerted the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the problem after receiving two consumer complaints. There are no reports of injury due to consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an injury should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Johnsonville Consumer Relations at 1-800-270-4662.
Canon Recalls EOS Rebel T4i Digital Cameras for Repair
The camera's rubber grip can cause an allergic reaction08/15/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Canon U.S.A., Inc., of Lake Success, NY, is recalling 68,200 EOS Rebel T4i Digital SLR Cameras....
Canon U.S.A., Inc., of Lake Success, NY, is recalling 68,200 EOS Rebel T4i Digital SLR Cameras.
A chemical used in the camera's rubber grips can result in a reaction that changes the grips from black to white and poses a risk of skin irritation to the consumer. The company has received one report of a consumer who developed a minor rash after contact with a surface where the camera had been.
This recall involves EOS Rebel T4i digital SLR cameras with a 12-digit serial number that contain a second digit that is a "3" or "4" and a sixth digit that is a "1." Serial numbers are printed on the bottom of the camera. The Canon logo and the model name are printed on the front of the camera.
The cameras, made in Japan, were sold at B&H Photo, Best Buy and camera and mass merchandise stores nationwide and Amazon.com and other online retailers between June 2012 and July 2012 for between $850 and $1,200.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cameras and contact Canon U.S.A. to have replacement rubber grips installed free of charge.
For additional information, contact Canon toll-free at (855) 902-3277 between 8 a.m. to midnight ET Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Saturday, or visit the firm's Website.
Toysmith Recalls Animal Snap Bracelets
A problem with the metal snap band poses a laceration hazard08/15/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Toysmith of Sumner, WA, is recalling about 89,500 Animal Snap Bracelets....
Toysmith of Sumner, WA, is recalling about 89,500 Animal Snap Bracelets.
The metal snap band can wear through the fabric covering, exposing sharp edges and posing a laceration hazard. The firm has received eight reports of injuries including lacerations.
This recall includes Animal Snap Bracelets in assorted metallic fabrics with animal figures, including: Seahorse, Frog, Snake, Starfish, Crab, Lizard, Dolphin and Fish.
Manufacturing date codes between 07/11 and 01/12 are printed on a sewn-in label found on the inside of the bracelet. The label includes the Toysmith name and address. A round paper tag is attached to the product with the product name, Toysmith information, the words "Item # 2360 Animal Snap Bracelet," SKU number and bar code.
The product, manufactured in China, was sold at Cost Plus World Market, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and other retailers from September 2011 to February 2012 for about $3.
Consumers should return the product to the store where purchased for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Toysmith at (800) 356-0474 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Website.
Missa Bay Recalls Products Containing Apples
Fruit may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes08/15/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Missa Bay, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ready Pac Foods, is recalling a total of 293,488 cases and 296,224 individually distributed units of fruit, ...
Missa Bay, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ready Pac Foods, is recalling a total of 293,488 cases and 296,224 individually distributed units of fruit, vegetable, and sandwich products containing apples – as listed below -- with the Use-by dates of July 8, 2012, through August 20, 2012, because they contain diced or sliced apples which may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious or life-threatening food borne illness in a person who eats a food item contaminated with it. Symptoms of infection may include fever, muscle aches, gastro intestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea. The illness primarily affects pregnant women and adults with weakened immune systems. Most healthy adults and children rarely become seriously ill.
The recalled products were produced and distributed from the Missa Bay facility to retailers and foodservice operators in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Washington D.C., Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia.
This recall notification is being issued due to finding Listeria monocytogenes on equipment used by Missa Bay to produce apple products. No illnesses have been reported in association with this voluntary recall.
Only the specific products identified in the list below are included in the recall. Retailers and foodservice operators should check their inventories and store shelves to confirm that none of the product is present or available for purchase by consumers or in warehouse inventories.
BK Fresh Apple Slices, 2oz, “Burger King” label
On or before August 13
Snack Pac Apples & Caramel, 4oz, "Hannaford" label
On or before August 18
Snack Pac Apples, Granola & Yogurt, 4.3oz, "Hannaford" label
On or before August 18
Apple Slices, 1.2oz, “McDonalds” label
On or before August 19
Diced Apples for Fruit & Maple Oatmeal, 0.92oz,
On or before August 19
Fruit & Walnut Snack, 5.75oz, “McDonalds” label
On or before August 20
Apple Blue Pecan bistro, 4.75oz, "Ready Pac" label
On or before August 12
Fruit Frenzy, 32oz, "Ready Pac" label
On or before August 18
Fruit Tray Bien, 32oz, “Ready Pac” label
On or before August 18
Ready Snax Apples, Cheese with Caramel Dip, 4oz, "Ready
On or before August 18
Ready Snax Apples, Celery, Raisins with Peanut Butter, 4oz, "Ready Pac" label
On or before August 18
Ready Snax Apples, Granola & Yogurt, 4.3oz, "Ready Pac" label
On or before August 18
Super Fruit Blend, 6oz, "Ready Pac" label
On or before August 17
Super Fruit Medley, 10.5oz, "Ready Pac" label
On or before August 16
Sweet Sunshine Platter, 37oz, "Ready Pac" label
On or before August 16
Apple, Blue Cheese & Pecan Complete Salad Kit, 8.75oz, "Safeway Farms" label
On or before August 18
Apple Caramel Dipper, 6.7oz, "Wawa" label
On or before August 16
Apple Peanut Butter Dipper, 6.5oz, "Wawa" label
On or before August 15
Apple Slices, 3.5oz, "Wawa" label
On or before August 16
Baby Carrots, 3oz, "Wawa” label
On or before August 16
Chicken Salad Snack, 6.7oz, "Wawa" label
On or before August 12
Chicken Salad Sandwich, 7.8oz, "Wawa" label
On or before August 10
Fruit & Cheese, 6oz, "Wawa" label
On or before August 11
Protein Power Pack, 7.8oz, "Wawa" label
On or before August 11
Red Grapes, 3oz, "Wawa" Label
On or before August 13
Turkey & Cheese Sandwich, 7.7oz, "Wawa" label
On or before August 10
Apples, Celery, Raisins & Peanut Butter, 4oz, "Wegmans" label
On or before August 18
Apples, Cheese & Caramel Dip, 4oz, "Wegmans" label
On or before August 15
Apples, Granola & Low Fat Vanilla Yogurt, 4.3oz, "Wegmans" label
On or before August 18
Check your refrigerator for the above listed products with the Use-by dates July 8, 2012 through August 20, 2012. The location of the Use-by date and UPCode varies by product.
Consumers who may have purchased the affected product are asked to record the Use-By date and/or UPC code number, immediately dispose of the product, and contact the Ready Pac Consumer Affairs Department, toll-free at (800) 800-7822, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) to obtain a full refund.
Blueberry Crisp CLIF Bars Recalled
Mislabeled bars may pose hazard to those with almond allergies08/14/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Clif Bar & Company is recalling a small amount of 12-pack Blueberry Crisp CLIF Bars and individual mislabeled Blueberry Crisp CLIF Bars in Chocolate Chip C...
Clif Bar & Company is recalling a small amount of 12-pack Blueberry Crisp CLIF Bars and individual mislabeled Blueberry Crisp CLIF Bars in Chocolate Chip CLIF Bar Wrappers with one "Best By" date 17MAR13G3 that were distributed to a limited number of stores predominately east of the Mississippi.
The 12-packs may contain Blueberry Crisp CLIF Bars that are mislabeled with Chocolate Chip CLIF Bar wrappers and do not list almonds in the ingredient statement. Clif is taking this precautionary safety step for people who are allergic to almonds.
A small quantity of Blueberry Crisp CLIF Bars were inadvertently placed in Chocolate Chip CLIF Bar wrappers and these mislabeled bars were placed inside correctly labeled Blueberry Crisp CLIF Bar 12-pack boxes. The Chocolate Chip CLIF Bar wrappers contain advisory allergen labeling which states that the product may contain traces of tree nuts.
Only the product meeting the following criteria is affected:
- 12-pack boxes of Blueberry Crisp CLIF Bars with "Best By" date 17MAR13G3 UPC: 7-22252-30260-1
- Blueberry Crisp CLIF Bars mislabeled in Chocolate Chip CLIF Bar individual wrappers with the same "Best By" date 17MAR13G3
- UPC: 7-22252-10090-0
No other CLIF Bar products, pack sizes, flavors or "Best By" date codes are affected.
The company is strongly advising consumers who have almond allergies not to consume these mislabeled bars with "Best By" date 17MAR13G3 and discard them to avoid the possibility of an allergic reaction. People with an allergy to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction. No allergic reactions have been reported to date.
Consumers with questions or who would like replacement coupons may call 888-992-6227, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. PDT, Monday-Friday. Details also can be found here.
Mercedes-Benz Recalling Floor Mats
Ill-fitting mats could entrap the accelerator pedal08/13/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Mercedes-Benz is recalling 8,675 accessory all-season floor mats sold for use in model year 2012 and 2013 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class vehicles. ...
Mercedes-Benz is recalling 8,675 accessory all-season floor mats sold for use in model year 2012 and 2013 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class vehicles.
The mat may not fully conform to the contour of the vehicle's floor plan as intended. Clearance between the mat and the gas pedal may be reduced, possibly allowing the pedal to become trapped. This could prevent the gas pedal from retracting and the vehicle may not decelerate as expected when the driver lifts his foot from the gas pedal, which could increase the risk of a crash. Should the pedal become trapped, steady application of the brakes will allow the vehicle to be brought to a stop.
Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will replace the floor mats free of charge. Until replacement mats become available, consumers are advised to remove their floor mats from the vehicle. The safety recall is expected to begin during September 2012. Only vehicles equipped with the accessory floor mats are affected.
Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz for more information at 1-800-367-6372.
My Clothes Recalls Children's Pajamas
The garments are in violation of the federal flammability standard08/07/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
My Clothes Inc., of Montgomery, AL, Is recalling about 1,100 sets of children’s pajamas, which fail to meet the federal flammability standards, posing a ri...
My Clothes Inc., of Montgomery, AL, Is recalling about 1,100 sets of children’s pajamas, which fail to meet the federal flammability standards, posing a risk of burn injury to children. No incidents or injuries have been reported to date.
Two types of pajamas are being recalled: a long-sleeved nightgown and a set consisting of a long-sleeved shirt and long pants.
The long-sleeved nightgown, Style 14, is cotton knit with multi-colored polka dots. The sleeves and hem are ruffled. The shirt and pants set, Style 15 or Style 314RG, is cotton with a red and white gingham print pattern and white piping on the collar, sleeves and pant legs. The shirt has four buttons.
The garments were sold in sizes 12 months through size 14 at children's boutiques and specialty retailers and online nationwide from August 2011 through December 2011 for between $35 and $45.
The style number and the words "PJs by My Clothes" are printed on tags sewn into the center back of the gown, the neck of the shirt and the rear waistband of the pants.
Children should stop wearing the recalled sleepwear immediately and consumers should return it to the retailer where they purchased the pajamas for a full refund, exchange or store credit.
For additional information, contact My Clothes Inc. at (855) 776-6641 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by e-mail at email@example.com, or visit the firm's Website.
Busch's Fresh Food Market Recalls Deli Products Containing Peeled Whole Yellow Onions
The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes08/03/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Busch’s Fresh Food Market today is recalling products processed from July 20 through July 27, 2012, that contain onions produced by Gills Onions of Oxnard,...
Busch’s Fresh Food Market is recalling products processed from July 20 through July 27, 2012, that contain onions produced by Gills Onions of Oxnard, CA. The recall is in connection with an expanded voluntary recall announced by Gills Onions, LLC. of their Peeled Whole Yellow Onions due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
The products being voluntarily recalled are:
- Busch’s Baked Mostaccioli
- Busch’s Chicken Wet Burrito
- Busch’s Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas
- Busch’s Jambalaya with shrimp
- Busch’s Down Home Lasagna
- Busch’s Chicken Shepherd’s Pie
- Busch’s Spaghetti and Meatballs
- Busch’s Chicken Quesadillas
- Busch’s Sweet Potato Cakes
- Busch’s Original Potato Cakes
- Busch’s Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbeque Meatballs
- All Busch’s Food Bar Soups
Busch’s Fresh Food Market has received no confirmation of illness associated with the consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider immediately.
Toyota Recalling RAV4 and Lexus HS250h Passenger Vehicles
A problem with the rear tire rods could lead to loss of vehicle control and a crash08/03/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Toyota is recalling 778,000 model year 2006 through 2011 RAV4 and 2010 Lexus HS250h passenger vehicles manufactured from October 2005 through September 201...
Toyota is recalling 778,000 model year 2006 through 2011 RAV4 and 2010 Lexus HS250h passenger vehicles manufactured from October 2005 through September 2010.
If the nuts for adjusting the rear wheel alignment are improperly tightened during service, the rear suspension arm (rear tire rod) may develop unwanted movement and rust leading to thread damage and eventual failure.
Failure of the rear tire rod will cause an abrupt change in the vehicle's alignment, resulting in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Toyota is currently developing the remedy and will provide a notification schedule when it becomes available. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331 or Lexus at 1-800-255-3987.
Wisconsin Firm Recalls Meat and Poultry Salad Products
The products have the potential for Listeria monocytogenes contamination08/02/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Garden Fresh Foods of Milwaukee is recalling approximately 13,600 pounds of meat and poultry salad products. ...
Garden Fresh Foods of Milwaukee is recalling approximately 13,600 pounds of meat and poultry salad products.
The salads contain diced onions that are the subject of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall by Gill Onions, due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
The products subject to recall are:
- 8 lb. packages of “Finest Traditions Spiral Pasta and Chicken Salad” with product code 38576 and lot number 08171201
- 4 lb. packages, 2 per case of “Finest Traditions Chicken Salad Spread” with product code 38886 and lot number 08201201 or 08151201
- 12 oz. packages, 6 per case of “Finest Traditions Chicken Salad Spread” with product code 38892 and lot number 08201201, or 08151201
- 8 lb. packages of “Finest Traditions Gemelli Pasta & Chicken Salad” with product code 38578 and lot number 08151201 or 08161201
- 5 lb. packages of “Garden Fresh All White Meat Chicken Salad With Cranberries” with product code 5114 and lot number 08201201, 08201202, 08151201, or 08151202
- 5 lb. packages of “Garden Fresh Chicken Salad” with product code 5113 and lot number 08201201, or 08171201
- 5 lb. packages of “Garden Fresh Premium Chicken Salad” with product code 5167 and lot number 08151201, or 08121201
- 5 lb. packages, 4 per case, of “Garden Fresh Reduced Fat Chicken Salad” with product code 5305 and lot number 08141201, or 18171201
- 5 lb. packages of “Garden Fresh Reduced Fat Chicken Salad” with product code 5306 and lot number 08141201, or 18171201
- 12 oz. packages, 6 per case of “Market Pantry Chicken Salad With All White Meat Chicken” with product code 24103 and lot number 08191201, 08191202, 08191203, 08191204, 08191205, 08191206, 08191207, or 08191208
- 5 lb. packages of “Weis Ham Salad” with product code 5212 and lot number 08161201
- 8 oz. packages, 9 per case of “Weis Ham Salad” with product code 05334 and lot number 08151202
- 12 oz. packages, 6 per case of “Garden Fresh Chicken Salad” with product code 6164 and lot number 08171201
All the products were produced between July 10 and July 16, 2012. The packages bear the establishment number “P-17256” or “Est. 17256” inside the USDA mark of inspection and have the lot number ink jetted on the package. The lot number is indicative of the product’s expiration date. For example, lot number “081912xx” indicates an expiration date of August 19, 2012. The products were distributed to retailers and institutions nationwide.
Garden Fresh Foods has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Richard Riebel, Counsel for Garden Fresh Foods, at (414) 278-8500.
Stage and Riser Caddies Recalled
A child died when a stage stored on a caddy fell on her08/01/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Midwest Folding Products of Chicago is recalling about 5,300 stage and riser caddies due to risk of injury and death to consumers. ...
Midwest Folding Products of Chicago is recalling about 5,300 stage and riser caddies due to risk of injury and death to consumers.
The caddy’s latches do not automatically close to secure the stages and risers when stored. Unsecured stages and risers can fall off the caddies and onto consumers. A three-year-old girl died in May 2011 in Greenville, SC, from severe head trauma when a portion of a portable stage fell out of the caddy and onto her at a church.
The recall involves Midwest Folding Products’ caddies used to store collapsible stages and risers when they are not being used. The caddies are brown, gray or black metal and measure 44 inches long by 30 inches wide by 60 inches high. They hold six 96-inch long or eight 48 to 72-inch long stage or riser platforms.
Yellow caution and instruction labels are located on the caddy’s frame.
The recalled caddies were sold by Midwest Folding Products’ dealers to churches, schools, performing arts centers and various other organizations nationwide and online from January 1989 through March 2012 for about $1,200. Midwest Folding Products is directly contacting known purchasers of the caddies.
Caddy owners and consumers should immediately stop using the recalled stage and riser caddies. Caddy owners should contact Midwest Folding Products to receive a free repair kit with new brackets that will allow latches to automatically return to the closed position on the caddies and new white warning and instruction labels.
For more information, contact Midwest Folding Products at (800) 621-4716 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, or visit the firm’s Website.
Ken’s Foods Recalls Dressings, Sauces Containing Onions
Recall of Gills Onions, which supplies Ken's, poses the possibility of a health hazard08/01/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Golden Corral Tartar Sauce, Dickey’s BBQ Bean Sauce, Lee’s Cole Slaw Dressing, Fatz Tartar Sauce and Ken’s Tartar Sauce are being recalled by Ken’s Foods, ...
Golden Corral Tartar Sauce, Dickey’s BBQ Bean Sauce, Lee’s Cole Slaw Dressing, Fatz Tartar Sauce and Ken’s Tartar Sauce are being recalled by Ken’s Foods, Inc.
The items contain onions from Gills Onions, which may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.
Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
This recall comes as a result of a July 25, 2012, recall issued by Gills Onions, Oxnard, CA a supplier to Fresh Point, Atlanta. Fresh Point further processes the onions for Ken’s Foods, Inc.
The products included in this recall are listed below. No other Ken’s products are affected. As of this date, there have been no illnesses reported relating to this recall.
|KE0666-Ken’s Tartar Sauce||4/1-gallon containers||MFG: 09/JUL/12|
|KE0666A5-Ken’s Tartar Sauce||100/1.5oz cups||EXP: 011313|
|DI2063-Dickey’s BBQ Bean||10/48oz pouches||USE BY: 11MAR13|
|GD2517-Golden Corral Tartar||4/1-gallon containers||MFG: 17/JUL/12|
|FQ2103-Lee’s Cole Slaw||14/40oz pouches||MFG: 23JUL12|
|FD0666-Fatz Tartar Sauce||4/1-gallon containers||MFG: 23/JUL/12|
On Friday, July 27, 2012, Ken’s Foods, Inc. notified all distribution centers, private label customers and brokers to request immediate withdrawal of potentially affected items listed above. The above listed items were distributed to the states of AL, FL, GA, IL, KY, MS, NC, NE, NM, NV, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX and WI.
If there are any questions pertaining to this notice, call Ken’s Foods, Inc., Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm EST at 1-508-229-1100, extension 4727 or 1190.
Green Toys Recalls Mini Vehicles
Detachable wheels and hubcaps pose a coking hazard to small children08/01/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Green Toys Inc., of Mill Valley, CA, is recalling about 50,000 Green Toys Mini Vehicles in the United States and 2,500 in Canada. ...
Green Toys Inc., of Mill Valley, CA, is recalling about 50,000 Green Toys Mini Vehicles in the United States and 2,500 in Canada.
The wheels and hubcaps on the toy cars can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. Green Toys says it has received 10 reports of wheels and hubcaps detaching or loosening from the vehicles, but no reports of injuries.
The Green Toys Mini Vehicles are made of plastic and available in yellow, green, red, white and blue. Model names and numbers for the seven recalled vehicles or sets are listed in the table below.
For Mini Vehicle (MVHA – 1014) and Fastback (MVFA-1022) sets the model numbers can be found on the bottom of the toys' packaging. For all other cars, a label with the model number can be found on the bottom of the car itself.
|MVHA-1014||Mini Vehicle Set|
|MVSA-1016||Mini Vehicle Assortment|
|MFBR-1018||Mini Red Fastback|
|MPCB-1020||Mini Police Car|
|MVFA-1022||Mini Fastback Set|
The recalled Mini Vehicles were manufactured from March 2012 through June 2012. The manufacturing date is represented by a circle with an arrow in the middle that can be found imprinted on the underside of the front of the car. To the left and right of the arrow are numbers that represent the year and the arrow itself points to the number that represents the month. Cars with an "I" etched into the underside of the car next to the date stamp are not part of the recall.
The cars, manufactured in the U.S., were sold by Mass merchandisers, grocery stores and independent toy and specialty stores nationwide and by online retailers from April 2012 to June 2012. The cars cost about $5 each or $18 for the set.
Consumers should take the product away from children immediately and contact Green Toys Inc. to receive a full refund.
For additional information, contact Green Toys toll-free at (888) 973-3421 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Website.